Steps moving DNS from BIND to Windows AD

What are the recommended steps to move DNS from BIND to AD?  In AD there's no way to disable a DNS.  Its always runs as part of the AD.
Would it create any issues if I start entering new static DNS Host A record entries in AD with BIND DNS still up and running?
LVL 17
Tiras25Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

DrDave242Senior Support EngineerCommented:
In AD there's no way to disable a DNS.  Its always runs as part of the AD.

What do you mean by disable here? You do need at least one DNS server, but it doesn't have to be a domain controller (there are advantages to putting DNS on a DC, but it's not absolutely necessary), or even a Windows server.
0
MaheshArchitectCommented:
I think this is continuation to last question
Its recommended to run DNS on AD server for taking benefit of AD replication and subsequent dynamic update
U can run DNS on separate box, but then it will not be replicated to other DCs
do you have windows DHCP server?
If you have windows DHCP serer, you can integrate DNS _ DHCP in such a way that DHCP will update DNS records on behalf of your Linux and MAC and windows  clients,
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1954386/enable-dns-integration-windows-server-2012-dhcp-server.html
In link above, select "always dynamically update dns records" and other two checkboxes, this will ensure that all dhcp enabled clients will get updated in DNS
For static records, what you can do, export zone file on bind server into excel and filter out unnecessary records including DHCP enabled client records
Now whatever static records remaining, you need to formulate excel file to build dnscmd / powershell commands for each record in excel using concatenate function and create those records in bulk
http://kpytko.pl/dns/dns-bulk-host-a-records-creation/
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Create-DNS-A-records-and-37b59037

Finally there won't be any issue if both dns runs simultaneously, but you should start updating / using windows DNS and slowly stop using Linux dns
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Tiras25Author Commented:
Is it better to configure a replication from bind DNS into windows and then making windows DNS as a master?
0
MaheshArchitectCommented:
Yeah !
That is going to be an option as long as your windows dns not hosting same Zone as bind, i assuming both are running same Zone, if not,
U need to enable zone transfer on bind server and then configure secondary zone on Windows, once zone synced completely, convert secondary to primary on Windows machine
Replace bind ns and soa record with windows dc on converted zone
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
IT Administration

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.